Courses

  • MBG 101 – Biology I

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Chemical context of life, water and the fitness of the environment, carbon and the molecular diversity of life, the structure and function of macromolecules, membrane structure and function, metabolism, cellular respiration, phosynthesis, cell communication, the cell cycle, meiosis and sexual life cycles, mendel and the gene idea, the chromosomal basis of inheritance, from gene to protein, the genetics of viruses and bacteria, eukaryotic genomes, DNA technology and genomics, the genetic basis of development.

  • MBG 111 – Biology Laboratory I

    Credit: 2

    Hours: 0 + 4

    Description:

    Experiments are related to the topics covered by Biology I course. Co-requisite MBG 101.

  • CHEM 111 – General Chemistry I

    Credit: 4

    Hours: 4 + 0

    Description: Matter-its properties and measurement. Atoms and atomic theory. Chemical compounds. Chemical reactions. Introduction to reactions in aqueous solutions. Gases. Thermochemistry. Electrons in atoms. The periodic table and some atomic properties. Chemical bonding. Liquids, solids and intermolecular forces. Solutions and their physical properties.

  • CHEM 131 – General Chemistry Laboratory I

    Credit: 2

    Hours: 0 + 4

    Description: Experiments are related to the topics covered by CHEM 111 Course. Corequisite : CHEM 111

  • PHYS 101 – General Physics I

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 2 + 2

    Description: Scientific notation, length, time, mass, unit systems, dimensional analysis. Motion along a straight line. Motion in two and three dimensions. Force and Motion. Newton’s laws and their applications. Kinetic energy, work, power, and potential energy. Systems of particles. Linear momentum and collisions. Rotation, angular momentum and its conservation. Equilibrium and elasticity. Gravitation.

  • PHYS 111 – General Physics Laboratory I

    Credit: 1

    Hours: 0 + 2

    Description: Experiments are related to the topics covered by PHYS 101 Course. Corequisite : PHYS 101

  • MATH 141 – Basic Calculus I

    Credit: 4

    Hours: 3 + 2

    Description: Functions. Limits and continuity. Derivatives. Applications. The definite integral. The indefinite integral. Logarithmic, exponential, inverse trigonometric functions.  Inverse hyperbolic functions. Integral and its applications

  • ENG 101 – Development of Reading and Writing Skills I

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: The reinforcement of reading and writing skills through reading selections with review of structural patterns and paragraph and summary writing.

  • MBG 102 – Biology II

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Evolution, biological diversity, biological organisms anatomy and physiology, ecological principles, population growth and communities, ecosystems, contemporary ecological issues.

  • MBG 112 – Biology Laboratory II

    Credit: 2

    Hours: 0 + 4

    Description: Introduction to different organizm anatomy, physiology, ecosystems: Sea urchin development, Bacteriology,  Fungi, Protists, Lichens and Bryophytes, Seedless vascular
    plants, seed plants, Gymnosperms, Angiosperms, Phyllum Platyhelminthes (Planarias), Phylum  Annelida clamworms and Earthworms), Phyllum Arthropoda (Crayfish and Grasshopers),  Phyllum Vertebrate (Frog). Corequisite MBG 102

  • CHEM 112 – General Chemistry II

    Credit: 4

    Hours: 4 + 0

    Description: Chemical kinetics. Principles of chemical equilibrium. Acids and bases. Solubility and complex ıon equilibria. Entropy and free energy. Electrochemistry. Nuclear chemistry. Main group elements  I: metals, main group elements  II: nonmetals. Complex i on and coordination compounds. Transition metals.

  • CHEM 114 – General Chemistry Laboratory II

    Credit: 2

    Hours: 0 + 4

    Description: Experiments are related to the topics covered by CHEM 112 Course. Corequisite : CHEM 112

  • PHYS 102 – General Physics II

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 2 + 2

    Description: Electric charge: Coulomb’s law, Electric field and field lines. Gauss’ law. electric potential and electric potential energy. Capacitors and dielectrics. Currents in materials. Direct current circuits. The effects of magnetic fields. The production and properties of magnetic fields: Ampere’s law, Gauss’ law for magnetism, and the Bio-Savart law. Faraday’s law of
    induction. Magnetism and matter.

  • PHYS 112 – General Physics Laboratory II

    Credit: 1

    Hours: 0 + 2

    Description: Experiments are related to the topics covered by PHYS 102 Course. Corequisite : PHYS 102

  • MATH 142 – Basic Calculus II

    Credit: 4

    Hours: 3 + 2

    Description: Polar coordinates and conic sections. Infinite series, parametric curves and vector in the plane. Vectors, curves and surfaces in space. Sequences and Infinite series. Multiple integral and its applications. Vector analysis. Prereq MATH 141

  • ENG 102 – Development of Reading and Writing Skills II

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: A continuation of ENG 101 with emphasis on essay writing.

  • MBG 201 – Cell Biology

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: This course is designed for second year MBG-students who have taken introductory biology course. The main objective of this course is to introduce all the components of the animal eukaryotic cells including Plasma membrane structure and functions, nucleus, protein sorting and transport, energy conversion, cell cycle and apoptosis.

  • MBG 211 – Cell Biology Laboratory

    Credit: 2

    Hours: 0 + 4

    Description: The lab will consist of experiments covering the structure of the cell and basic cellular events. It will start with the comparison of different cell types and then focus on the structure and the function of some of the organelles including nucleus, mitochondria and chloroplast.

  • MBG 203 – Genetics

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Introduction to genetics, mitosis and meiosis, Mendelian genetics, extensions of Mendelian genetics, gene mapping, quantitative genetics, chromosomal and gene mutations, extranuclear inheritance, population genetics, evolutionary genetics, conservation genetics.

  • MBG 213 – Genetics Laboratory

    Credit: 2

    Hours: 0 + 4

    Description: Introduction to genetic model systems, monohybrid and dihybrid crosses, Chi-square analysis, sex linkage, human pedigree analysis, linkage mapping, human karyotyping, quantitative genetics and  artificial selection, cytoplasmic inheritance, mutation inmodel systems, Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium analysis. Corequsite MBG 203.

  • CHEM 205 – Organic Chemistry I

    Credit: 4

    Hours: 4 + 0

    Description: Carbon Compounds and Chemical Bonds. Alkenes. Cycloalkanes Conformational Analysis. Stereo Chemistry. Nucleophilic Subsitition. Alkenes. Alcohols. Ethers. Radical reactions. Aromatic Compounds. Reactions of Aromatic Compounds. Phenols. Aldehydes, Ketones. Carbonyl Compounds. Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives. Prereq CHEM 111, 112

  • MBG 205 – Biostatistics

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 2 + 2

    Description: We will start with the nature of statistics. Then we will cotinue with  organizing  data, descriptive measure, probability concepts, random variable, normal distribution and sampling distribution of mean.

  • MBG 202 – Molecular Biology

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: The main objective of this course is to cover maintenance  of the genome, expression of genome and regulation.

  • MBG 212 – Molecular Biology Laboratory

    Credit: 2

    Hours: 0 + 4

    Description: The main objective of this course is to teach molecular biology techniques. Corequisite  MBG 202

  • MBG 204 – Microbiology

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Introduction to microbiology, microbial nutrition, growth, and control, microbial molecular biology and genetics, DNA technology and genomics, viruses, diversity of the microbial world, ecology and symbiosis,  nonspecific (innate) resistance and immune response, microbial diseases and their control, food, environmental and industrial microbiology.

  • MBG 214 – Microbiology Laboratory

    Credit: 2

    Hours: 0 + 4

    Description: Isolation  of microorganisms, teaching of various inoculation techniques and their application. Staining of microorganisms and their observation by microscopy. Preparation of bacterial culture media, bacterial cultivation techniques, investigation of the effects of environmental factors on bacterial growth and methods for the controlling of microbial growth. Enumeration methods for bacteria and viruses and bacterial counts of food and water resources. Methods used for the identification of bacteria.

  • CHEM 206 – Organic Chemistry II

    Credit: 4

    Hours: 4 + 0

    Description: Reactions of aromatic compounds. Spectroscopic methods. Phenols.Oxidation-reduction reactions. Organometallic compounds. Aldehydes & ketones. Carbonyl compounds.    Carboxylic acids & derivatives. Amines. Amino acids and proteins. Prereq CHEM 205

  • CS 102 – Basic Computer Science and Programming

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 2 + 2

    Description: Computer organization. Algorithms. Programming languages and data structures. One programming language (Pascal/C/C++), Unix. Network

  • MBG 301 – Biochemistry I

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: The Scope of Biochemistry, Weak Interactions in Aquous Environment-Biochemical Bonds-The Energetics of Life-Thermodynamics-, Nucleic acids, Peptides, The 3-D Structure of Proteins, Translation, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Membranes and Cellular Transport, Enzymes

  • MBG 311 – Biochemistry Laboratory

    Credit: 2

    Hours: 0 + 4

    Description: Pipetting Precision and Accuracy, Biological Buffers, pH, and pKa,  Spectroscopic Properties of Biological Molecules, Chromotographic Methods, Amino Acid Analysis, Peptide Sequenceing, Protein Purification and analysis by SDS-PAGE, Catalysis and in vitro Enzyme Assays, Determination of Km and Vmax,  Ligand Binding. Corequisite MBG 301

  • MBG 303 – Molecular Genetics of Prokaryotes

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Fundamental microbial processes such as gene regulation, recombination, DNA repair, DNA replication and mutagenesis will be reviewed. Topics include: the transmission of genetic material by conjugation, transduction, and transformation; genomic plasticity: movable genes and phase variation; genetic techniques for investigating bacteria; and the molecular techniques used to analyse microbial processes.

  • MBG 305 – Applied Bioinformatics

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 2 + 2

    Description: Subjects include: searching sequence databases for genes by name, similarity and homology, restriction mapping, and PCR primer design, statistical analysis of pairwise and multiple alignment, locating promoters in DNA and functional motifs in proteins, data managements and mining, DNA sequencing, phylogenetics, in-silico methods in molecular biology.

  • MBG 302 – Biochemistry II

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Introduction to Metabolism, Carbohydrate Metabolism-1, Photosynthesis,  Lipid Metabolism, Metabolism of Amino acids, Porphyrins, and Neurotransmitters,  Nucleotide Metabolism, Metabolic Coordination,  Metabolic Control and Signal Trunsduction,  DNA replication, Restriction, Repair, Recombination, Rearrangement and Amplification,  Transcription and Gene Expression.

  • MBG 304 – Molecular Genetics of Eukaryotes

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: The biochemistry of the genetic fenomenon  that constitutes the eukaryotic gene expression and regulation. Transcription in eukaryotes, eukaryotic RNA polymerases, general transcriptional factors, transcriptional activators, the effects of chromatin structure on transcription, mRNA, rRNA and tRNA  processing, translational mechanisms in eukaryotes, ribozomes and tRNA.

  • MBG 403 – Genes and Development

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Molecular and genetic analysis of mechanisms involved in differentiation and determination in biological systems; germ cell determination, sex determination, gametogenesis, fertilization.

  • MBG 407 – Signal Transduction

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: All cells undergo an important switch during their lifetime, changing from unspecialized cells undergoing rapid growth into specific cell types that perform the duties of specific tissues and organs, a process called differentiation. Student will learn the different topics to understand the inner workings of the cell that lead to this important change. Course topics include signalling molecules and their receptor, cytokines and cytokine receptors, intracellular signal transduction events, the cell cycle and regulators of cell cycle progression, apoptosis and regulation of apoptosis, autophagy and differentiation of stem cells.

  • MBG 390 – Summer Practice

    Description: During summer practice students must work minimum 30 labor days at universities, goverment, public or private institutions in molecular biology and genetics related topics. 

  • MBG 402 – Seminars in Molecular Biology and Genetics

    Credit: 1

    Hours: 0 + 2

    Description: Presantation regarding molecular biology and genetics concept.

  • MBG 404 – Computational Biology

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 2 + 2

    Description: Computational gene hunting  and  restriction mapping, comparative genomics and proteomics, map assembly  and  sequencing,  multiple filtration, mathematical models of  sequence comparison  and  multiple alignment,  distances and parsimony of the trees and sequences, finding signals in DNA and gene prediction, alternative splicing and cancer.

  • MBG 408 – Bioethics

    Credit: 1

    Hours: 0 + 2

    Description: In this course we will discuss about introduction to bioethics, universal declaration on bioethics, human rights, religions and bioethics, the ethics of research, the ethics of
    publication, the ethics of drug discovery, the ethics of medicine and medical practice, the ethics of reproductive issues, the ethics of genetically modified organisms,  the ethics of cloning, the ethics of prenatal life, the ethics of stem cells, the ethics of decision on life-sustaining treatment, universal access to health care and essential medicines

  • MBG 221 – Plant Biology (Elective Course)

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Plant evolution and diversity, plant structure and function, the plant cell, leaf anatomy, photosynthesis, pigments, transpiration, transport of water and photosynthate, interactions with plants and the environment, nutrition and nutrient uptake, pathogens and predators, defense mechanisms, economic botany.

  • MBG 223 – Human Physiology (Elective Course)

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Plant evolution and diversity, plant structure and function, the plant cell, leaf anatomy, photosynthesis, pigments, transpiration, transport of water and photosynthate, interactions with plants and the environment, nutrition and nutrient uptake, pathogens and predators, defense mechanisms, economic botany.

  • MBG 321 – Immunology (Elective Course)

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: The main objective of this course is to  cover cells of immune system, innate and adaptive immunity, generation of lymphocytes and antigen receptors, immune response and failures of host defense mechanisms.

  • MBG 322 – Cytogenetics (Elective Course)

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Somatic Cell cycle, Molecular mechanism of cell cycle, Mitosis and cell divisionMeiosis and gamete formation, Chromosome morphology and number, Chromosome
    packaging, Chromatin remodeling, Structural chromosome changes, Changes in chromosome number and chromosome engineering, mapping.

  • MBG 323 – Human Genetics (Elective Course)

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Topics include recent molecular developments in the genetics of Mendelian disorders, chromosome  abnormalities  and denomination, principles of genetic disease analysis,
    importance of genetic mapping and mapping methods, various genetic diseases and their inheritance,  mitochondrial DNA, maternal inheritance and related diseases,  cytogenetics, genetic diagnosis, segregation and linkage analysis, cancer,  carcinogens, mutagens, evolutionary genetics, and the genetics of common diseases. Survey of human genetic conditions with an emphasis on the underlying molecular biology.

  • MBG 324 – Plant Molecular Biology and Genetics (Elective Course)

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: This course emphasizes genetic transformation methodology, gene expression systems and strategies for increasing productivity.  Analyzing Plant Gene Expression with Transgenic Plants, Transcription,  Control of Plant Gene Expression by Cis-Acting Elements and Trans-Acting Factors, Genes Controlling Flower Development in Plants: Mendelian Genetics to Molecular Sequence.

  • MBG 325 – Molecular Evolution (Elective Course)

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: This course covers the principles of molecular evolution and phylogenetics. Topics include patterns and analyses of DNA polymorphism, genetic evolutionary trees, molecular clocks, the evolution of multigene families, gene duplication and shuffling, transposition and horizontal gene transfer, gene number and genome size, organellar and nuclear genetic markers, genetic mutation and selection, genes in populations, viral evolution, human evolution, and the theoretical background for molecular phylogenetics.

  • MBG 401 – Recombinant DNA Technologies (Elective Course)

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Part I: The basis of genetic engineering: Introducing molecular biology, Working with nucleic acids, The tools of the trade, Part II: The methodology of gene manipulation: Host cells and vectors, Cloning strategies, The polymerase chain reaction, Selection, screening and analysis of recombinants, Part III: Genetic engineering in action: Understanding genes and genomes, Genetic engineering and biotechnology, Medical and forensic applications of gene manipulation, Transgenic plants and animals.

  • MBG 405 – Current Techniques in Molecular Biology (Elective Course)

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 0 + 6

    Description: Intoduction to recent molecular biology techniques and advances.

  • MBG 406 – Genomics and Proteomics (Elective Course)

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Transition from genetics to genomics, genome sequence acquisition and analysis, evolution of genomes and genome identification, genomic variations, basic and applied research with DNA microarrays, proteomics, whole genome perspective, integrated genomic circuits.

  • MBG 421 – Introduction to Molecular Medicine (Elective Course)

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: The main objective of this course is to cover basics of molecular biology, tools of recombinant technology, cytometry-cell analysis, infectious diseases, genetic diseases, HLA
    typing, stem cells and cancer.

  • MBG 422 – Neurobiology (Elective Course)

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Organization of nervous system, membrane potential, synaptic transmission, neural control of muscle contraction, spinal cord and brain motor mechanisms, sensorimotor mechanisms, autonomic nervous system, somatic, hearing and chemical senses, neural development, synaptic plasticity, language and cognition.

  • MBG 423 – Biophysics (Elective Course)

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Cell: Its organelles and Molecules, Physics of Biomolecules, Physics of Bio-membranes, Thermodynamics and Bio-systems, Bioenergetics, Neurobiopyhsics.

  • MBG 424 – Biotechnology (Elective Course)

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: An Introduction to Genes and Genomes, History of Genetic Manipulation: Recombinant DNA Technology, Proteins as Products, Microbial Biotechnology, Agricultural Biotechnology, Animal Biotechnology, DNA Fingerprinting and Forensic Analysis, Bioremediation, Aquatic Biotechnology, Medical Biotechnology, Regulatory Biotechnology.

  • MBG 425 – Virology (Elective Course)

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Replication strategies of the RNA and DNA viruses, principles of the viral structures and the cellular biology of the viral replication, cellular entry of the viruses, gathering of viral particles, control mechanisms of viral translocation and transformation. Pathology and nature of viruses and the evaluation of the viral diseases including  Bovine Spongyform Encelophalopathy.

  • MBG 351 – Research Project I (Elective Course)

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 0 + 6

    Description: Conducting experimental studies in a scientific research project.

  • MBG 352 – Research Project II (Elective Course)

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 0 + 6

    Description: Conducting experimental studies in a scientific research project.

  • MBG 451 – Research Project III (Elective Course)

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 0 + 6

    Description: Conducting experimental studies in a scientific research project.

  • MBG 452 – Research Project IV (Elective Course)

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 0 + 6

    Description: Conducting experimental studies in a scientific research project.

  • MBG 490 – Graduation Project (Elective Course)

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 0 + 6

    Description: Presenting report results by performing experimental studies in the frame of a research project that is chosen according to the interest field of the student. To be registered for this course, students should have passed two research projects (6 credits) and should have a GPA of at least 3.00.

  • MBG 500 – MSc Thesis Studies

    Credit: 0

    Hours: 0 + 1

    Description: Program  of  research  leading  to  M.S.  degree  arranged  between  student  and  a  faculty  member.  Students register to this course in all semesters starting from the beginning of their second semester.

  • MBG 501 – Microbial Genetics

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Genetic  phenomena,  gene  transfer,  recombination,  gene  fusion  and  modern  concepts  in  the  genetics  of microorganisms.

  • MBG 502 – Molecular and Cellular Biophysics

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Protein and cell structure and dynamics, biophysical forces, thermodynamics, membranes, enzymes.

  • MBG 503 – Microbial Physiology

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Modern concepts in physiology and structure of microorganisms.

  • MBG 504 – Molecular Pathogenesis

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: This course includes the subjects of general molecular principles of microbial pathogenesis, adhesion and invasion strategies, intracellular survival strategies, epidemiology, virulence factors, antibiotic resistance, bacterial  toxins,  fungal  pathogenesis,  parasite  pathogenesis,  biofilms,  and  quorum  sensing.  Most  of  the emphasis will be on bacterial  pathogens of mammals and plants, but there will be some discussion of  viral and protozoan pathogens.

  • MBG 505 – Cell Physiology

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: The course will initially introduce basic cell structure and function in mammalian cells. Then, it will focus on  the  properties  of  cell  membrane.  This  will  be  followed  by  cell -cell  and  also  cell-ECM  interactions. After the introduction of electrical properties of membranes, special systems e.g. nervous and muscular, will be covered. The course will finish with an overview of the semester

  • MBG 506 – Mammalian Cell Culture

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: An overview of animal cell culture methodology. Recent research in quantitative cell biology as  well as studies with tissues and cells of higher organisms cultured in vitro.

  • MBG 507 – Advanced Cell Biology

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: The  main  objective  of  this  course  is  to  introduce  all  the  components  of  the  animal  eukaryotic  cells including  plasma  membrane  structure  and  functions,  nucleus,  protein  sorting  and  transport,  energy conversion, cell cycle and apoptosis.

  • MBG 513 – Seminar in Molecular Biology

    Credit: 0

    Hours: 0 + 2

    Description: A  seminar  about  a  research  subject  will  be  presented  by  each  student.  Departmental  seminars  must  be attended by students.

  • MBG 514 – Plant Cell Culture

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: An overview of plant cell culture, principles and techniques for the genetic manipulation of cultured plant cells.

  • MBG 515 – Advanced Immunology

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Discussion of the modern concepts in immunology. Emphasis on areas of current interest.

  • MBG 516 – Eukaryotic Gene Regulation

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Structure,  synthesis  and  biochemical  properties  of  nucleic  acids,  protein  biosynthesis,  control  of  gene expression and molecular genetics

  • MBG 517 – Algorithms in Bioinformatics

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: This course is a follow-up course for Bioinformatics and will introduce students to algorithmic Algorithms used in various areas of biological research, sequence alignment, pattern matching, and distance calculations for various topics, some of the algorithms will be implemented into working software.

  • MBG 519 – Biological Macromolecules

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Physical/chemical  theory  and  techniques  with  emphasis  on  proteins  and  nucleic  acids,  solutions, chromatography, electrophoresis, viscosity, diffusion, sedimentation, spectroscopy, and isotopes.

  • MBG 520 – Conformation of Biomolecules and Biophysical Methods

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: This  course  includes  biophysical  chemistry,  structure  of  proteins,  structure  of  nucleic  acids,  other biological  molecules,  the  forces  determining  protein  and  nucleic  acid  structure  and  conformational analysis, absorption spectroscopy, other optical methods, introduction to magnetic resonance, the structure and shape of macromolecules, ultracentrifuge, other hydrodynamic techniques and X-ray crystallography.

  • MBG 522 – Genes and Development

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Introducing knowledge of genetics and developmental biology of model organism such as C. elegans, D. melanogaster, Mus musculus.

  • MBG 525 – Proteins and Enzymes

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Properties of proteins and polypeptides. Structural analysis and molecular interactions, enzyme structure, kinetic mechanisms and control.

  • MBG 533 – Current Topics in Molecular Biology

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Special topics in molecular and cell biology.

  • MBG 537 – Genome Organization and Structure

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: The  class  will  cover  the  structure  and  variation  of  nuclear  genomes  including  changes  in  genome  size, centromere and telomere structure, DNA packaging, transposable elements, DNA methylation, mutations (point,  translocations,  inversions,  deletions,  duplications),  genomic  sequencing,  and  comparative  and functional genomics.

  • MBG 546 – The Biology of Metastasis

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: The course will focus on the molecular mechanisms involved in metastatic course, invasion, leaving the primary tumor, surviving the circulation and finally settling and growing in a distant organ. Experimental systems used to study metastasis will be introduced and discussed in the context of the recent research papers.

  • MBG 547 – Plant Biotechnology

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Discussion of genetic transformation methodologies,  gene expression systems and analysis techniques will provide  a foundation  for  study  of  current  research  in  the  area  of  plant  genetic  engineering  and biotechnology. The uses of genetic engineering including strategies for obtaining transgenic plants that are resistant  to  insects,  diseases  and  herbicides,  that  produce  useful  products  or  have  improved  health, nutritional  or  food  processing  characteristics  will  be  discussed.  Regulatory  and  social  issues  related  to plant biotechnology will also be addressed.

  • MBG 550 – Advanced Biochemistry

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids and membranes. Biosynthesis and metabolism of nucleic acids. Protein function and evolution.

  • MBG 556 – Molecular Genetics of Plant Development

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Topics  will  include  cell  lineages  and  positional  information,  embryogenesis,  seedling,  shoot,  leaf,  root, flower, fruit and seed development, the transition to flowering and pollination

  • MBG 557 – Applied Microbiology

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: The first section aims to explain why development of the new strains is necessary in the exploitation of biodiversity  and relevant strategies. In the second section, construction and the use of environmental DNA libraries are covered. In the final section, laboratory evolution studies are introduced.

  • MBG 560 – DNA Mutagenesis and Repair

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Action of physical  and  chemical  environmental  agents on  genetic material. DNA  repair. Mutagenic and carcinogenic consequences.

  • MBG 565 – Advanced Virology

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: A  general  view  of  the  multiplication  strategies  of  viruses,  their  interactions  with  the  host  and  immune response to viruses.

  • MBG 566 – Gene Therapy

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Gene therapy is the attempt to replace a defective gene which causes disease with a good copy. The overall purpose of gene therapy course is to expose student to a comprehensive and detailed overview of the whole field of gene therapy, ranging from vector development to the results of the most recent clinical trials. In this course, currently employed methods, successes and ongoing trials, challenges and future approaches will  also  be  introduced. Gene  and  cell  therapies  for  neurologic  and  metabolic  diseases  will  be  mainly discussed. Therefore, the knowledge of the molecular pathology of genetic diseases is required to take this course.

  • MBG 567 – Genome Analysis in Plants

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: The  application  of  DNA  markers  to  the  identification,  manipulation  and isolation  of  genes  important  to plant productivity will be discussed.

  • MBG 568 – Current Topics in Plant Molecular Genetics

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Special topics in plant molecular genetics.

  • MBG 570 – Advanced Genetics

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: The  course  covers  will  cover  five  main  topics  linkage  and  mapping,  non-Mendelian  inheritance, chromosomal phenomena, mutation and screening and meiosis.

  • MBG 572 – Yeast Genetics

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Yeast  cell  biology,  metabolism,  genome  and  genomics,  gene  manipulations,  complementations  and mutagenesis

  • MBG 575 – Redox Biology

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Free radicals, antioxidants, oxidative damage to biomolecules, repair mechanisms, redox control of gene expression, redox signaling

  • MBG 580 – Genomics

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Genome structure and organization, sequencing genomes, micro array and chip technology, genome-wide genotyping, functional genomics, arrays, metabolomics and proteomics topics will be included.

  • MBG 581 – Data Analysis in Mass Spectrometry Driven Proteomics

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Mass spectrometry is currently the tool of choice in many areas of proteomics. For successful studies a thorough understanding of mass spectrometry is important. It is furthermore crucial to have a clear appreciation of algorithms and statistics used to infer knowledge from mass spectrometry. This course will review important aspects of mass spectrometry and will detail several algorithms and statistical measures in proteomics with mass spectrometry. Students will be able to analyze limited mass spectrometric experiments after taking this course.

  • MBG 583 – Animal Models in Medical Research

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Animal models are extensively used to study in vivo gene function as well as to model human diseases. The  generation  of  animal  models  permits  the  evaluation  of  therapeutic  strategies  in  models  of  human disease as well as the investigation of disease progression in a manner not possible in human subjects. The technology  for  producing  transgenic  animal  models  and  the  utilization  of  these  models  for  medical research in different diseases will be mainly discussed. Beside mammalian, non mammalian organism used in genetic diseases research will be also introduced.

  • MBG 584 – Current Topics in Medical Genetics

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: Recent developments in the field of medical genetics will be introduced and discussed.

  • MBG 585 – Immunogenomics

    Credit: 3

    Hours: 3 + 0

    Description: The main objective of this graduate level course is to teach students genome-wide approaches on immune system, immune response and molecular mechanisms of diseases

  • MBG 8XX – Special Studies

    Credit: 0

    Hours: 4 + 0

    Description: M.S. and Ph.D. students choose and study a topic under the guidance of a faculty member normally his/her advisor.

  • MBG 9XX – Special Topics

    Credit: 0

    Hours: 4 + 0

    Description: Graduate students as a group or a PhD student chooses and studies advanced topics under the guidance of a faculty member normally his/her advisor.

  • MBG 600 – PhD Thesis Studies

    Credit: 0

    Hours: 0 + 1

    Description: Program  of  research  leading  to  Ph.D. degree  arranged  between  student  and  a  faculty  member.  Students register to this course in all semesters starting from the beginning of their second semester.